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Verb: gyrate  'jI,reyt [N. Amer], jI'reyt [Brit]
  1. To wind or move in a spiral course
    "the young people gyrated on the dance floor";
    - spiral, coil
  2. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    "The dervishes gyrate around and around without getting dizzy";
    - spin, spin around, whirl, reel

Derived forms: gyrates, gyrating, gyrated

Type of: go around, revolve, rotate, turn

Encyclopedia: Gyrate